Hi there! Happy Friday! The good news is that we have a whole weekend ahead to prepare gifts for our loved ones to cheer up their Valentine's Day. 

I have two easy and fun ideas to create for you, I hope you will be inspired to create something pretty with paper and embellishments.

First, I created DIY photo frames which I turned into little pockets to hold photos. To create the frames, I used my Frame punch board by WeRMemorykeepers, but you can use a trimmer board as well. Next, I made a pretty button that fit my frame and attached a paper clip and a magnet to the back using a hot glue gun. I put a cute photo into the frame, attached the paperclip to the top. Easy peasy. 

Here is the short TUTORIAL VIDEO of the process. 

The second idea I show you is my absolute fave this year. It's a cute heart-shaped strawberry with secret messages between the layers.

I die cut 8 heart shapes from patterned paper, and folded them in half, I punch one hole to the center of the folded papers using my Disc Power Punch and put four of them to a planner disc. Next, I grabbed a 5x4 cm paper piece, folded it in half, and then folded an additional flap, punched in the center to create a holder that fits the planner disc size. I attached a piece of paper stripe to the holder and added the leftover hearts to the disc 

Here is a short VIDEO TUTORIAL of the process. hole

Thanks for stopping by! XO Bea

Hi, there! I'm sharing a super easy and fun mini-album inspiration with you today! This album is perfect for displaying your photos and thoughts on your desk. I created this album to showcase the things I’m grateful for every day no matter how small that is.

Here you can see a video about the basic assemble of this album:

This is the template and the measures of the box and the pages.

To create the pages, I trimmed down patterned paper pieces into 10.8 x 15 cm and fold by 7 cm. I fold back the top of the page to create a little flap. To attach the page to the paper straw, I punched a hole in the bottom center of the pages. I used the gorgeous ‘Go the scenic route’ collection by Paige Evans and tried to arrange the pages into a rainbow color scheme.

Next, I wanted to feature the theme of every page in my box album, so I grabbed my lowercase word punch board. I love how easy to add titles to the pages with this pretty tool. To punch short words I placed the letters next to each other, but I could punch longer words using the letters one by one.

I inserted 10 pages into my box mini-album, but I can extend the number of the pages easily if I want to add more themes to my list.

I hope you enjoyed my mini album inspiration today, and I could inspire you to use your Word Punch Board to add titles to your pages. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Ladies! I'm here with my very first project using the ah-dorable Magical Forest collection by Crate Paper! To be honest, I couldn’t be more excited about this collection! The papers are so bright and fun, and it’s made for feminine and masculine layouts! This is perfect for me since we have three boys and a girl! I love these types of collections. But there are other fun ways you could use them too. This time, I decided to create a home decoration that is perfectly usable as an organizer.

Do you remember the ‘Snail Mail’ pockets we sent to our creative friends to brighten their days? They were so popular projects and I loved to create them. This time I was inspired by those tiny packages, I just altered the pockets and enlarged the base to fit the empty space on my daughter’s wall.

I started my project by cutting out the big heart base and the two pockets from patterned paper. I wanted to be sure that the pockets are strong enough to hold notebooks and journals, so I adhered the heart to a heavy cardstock base and stitched fabric pieces to the back of the pockets.

Next, I machine stitched the pockets to the heart base, and added a ribbon to the top.

Magical Forest collection is jam-packed with adorable stickers and I couldn’t resist adding that pretty girl sticker to the bottom of the heart. I then arranged the ‘Let’s Play’ title above the girl using the beautiful gold Alphabet stickers from the collection.

I filled the pockets with tiny envelopes, mini albums, notebooks, and cards to inspire my daughter to get creative and play!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Magical Forest collection then make sure you join us on the blog! The design team is bringing lots of inspiration your way!

Hey everyone, I am kicking off ‘Designer Destination’ week on the Crate Paper blog. Heritage collection joined Designer Destination at Joann Stores and apart of a wide range of embellishments they offer a special Project Pad. This Project Pad includes patterned papers, glittered papers, cardstock papers, and stickers.  For today’s project, I was inspired by the beautiful cardstock papers from the Project Pad.
As I went through the gorgeous papers in the Project Pad, I decided to use them up to create a home decoration. My idea was to make a bunch of paper boxes and turn them into a house or castle shape.

When I arranged all the boxes in place, I adhered gold roofs to the top of the boxes, and decorated them with doors, windows, and stickers from the Project Pad.

I filled the boxes with mini books, cards, and craft supplies, and placed on my daughter’s desk. It is not only a nice little gift to be able to show my daughter but it’s also a useful storage surface and a gorgeous addition to her room.

I’ve got a quick tutorial to share with you, showing how I put this project together.

Cut 9 boxes in different sizes from cardstock papers. Cut 3 pieces of roof shapes using glittered cardstock. Put together the boxes using liquid adhesive or stapler.

If your paper is thin, make the boxes stronger with adding heavy cardstock stripes between the layers to the edges.

Arrange the boxes into a castle shape, add towers and roofs.

Place the boxes to a heavy cardstock background, and draw around the castle.

 Cut out the background, and adhere to the castle to the heavy cardstock background. Adhere a wide cardstock stripe to the bottom of the castle to add more stability. Decorate the castle with stickers and embellishments.

I'm glad to share the cut files of the boxes, towers, and roofs I used to create the Magic Castle. The cut file package contains 8 boxes, 3 roofs and two towers. Please use the photo with the numbers as a guide. Find them in my free cut file bundle, sign up here!

If you enjoy this project, please share on social media, and tag me (@beavalint or #beavalint), I love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you have found today’s post inspiring! Be sure to check back this week to see some of our other designers’ projects!

Hi, Ladies! I have a fun fall decor project to share with you today! We all have beautiful paper leftover from a variety of projects. To keep with a fall theme I decided to create a pumpkin garland, each a different color with some of those fabulous leftover pieces from Slice of Life collection.  Although the patterned paper is not traditional fall colors it still works because I’ve grouped them together with die-cut leaves and attached them with black and white bakers twine.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the base of the tiny pumpkins from patterned paper (find the free cut file below). To make the tiny pumpkins even more pretty, I added stem and green leaves to them. I attached the leaves to the top of the pumpkin using brass paper fastener. Easy – peasy!

If you don’t have a cutting machine, trim paper stripes, and attach them on the top and the bottom with a brass paper fastener, or use a piece of pipe cleaner to attach them and to create a stem.  I recommend you to make only half pumpkins, because they look better on the wall.

This pumpkin garland home decoration is so easy and fun, a perfect project to be crafty with your children! When you are ready with the pumpkins, attach them using baker’s twine, and place pressed fall leaves or die-cut leaves between them.

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Hello Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea and I’m excited to share my super easy Halloween decoration idea with you today! To be honest, for me the funniest part of preparing Halloween party is creating the decoration! I love playing with orange / black papers and cute embellishments, and literally can’t stop creating banners or centerpieces. This year, I thought it would be fun to welcome my guests with a cute door hanger. All I needed was a stitching hoop and some pieces from the Hey Pumpkin collection.

My idea was to turn the hoop into a pumpkin, so I started my project by backing the stitching hoop with orange patterned paper. Next, I fussy cut a stem out of a cork sheet and adhered to the top of the hoop. I also added leaves and yellow flowers to the top. I cut the 3D flowers out from the Candy Corn patterned paper using my Cameo and attached them with baker twine.

I wanted to create a little Halloween village scene into the loop, so I placed tiny fussy cut houses to the background. I enjoyed so much adding tiny details using foam stickers – like the black cat on the roof - to the village.

I adhered two costumed figures to the center of the scene. They are so adorable!

The glossy puffy stickers make everything so festive and shiny, so I spread some stars around the background, and adhered a bat above the house roofs.

To finish my project, I adhered the ‘Boo to you’ cardstock sticker banner to the top, and added the Happy Halloween sticker to the bottom.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you felt inspired to create Halloween decoration with a Hey Pumpkin collection to your home.

Hello, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a fun mini-album technique using the brand new Jen Hadfield Banner Punch Board. To be honest, nothing inspires me more than a new crafty tool! I love to challenge my creativity and find unique ways to use them! This time I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out this pretty, pink Banner Punch board by Pebbles and Jane!

This tool is so versatile and useful, you can make banners in 30 different shapes and sizes in no time! Plus it has a hole punch built into it!

I love to decorate our home with banners for special events like birthday party, New Year Eve or Holiday season. 

And there is only one thing, that could be more fun than creating a banner... creating a mini album with banner-shaped pages! This way you can use your pages as a regular mini album insert, but you can also use them as a banner and display on your wall! It's easy-peasy!

I started my project by creating a cover for my mini album. I used my recent favorite holiday collection, the Merry Days by Crate Paper. I trimmed three heavy cardstock pieces into 3X5.5", 1.5x5.5", 4x5.5", and covered them with patterned paper. I added red baker twine for closure the album and also added a red fabric piece to the spine. I adhered the gold 'Christmas' puffy sticker to the spine as my title.

I punched two holes to the top of the back cover and placed bookbinding rings into them. I trimmed patterned papers and photos using the Banner Punch Board, decorate them with stitching, stickers and ephemera pieces. 

In case we haven't decorated our home for Holiday yet, I put the pages into the album and enjoyed the photos by flipping through the pages. 

I love the fact that it will take only a minute for me to remove the pages and create a banner from them using a thread. It will be a nice decoration for our living room in December. 

I hope I could inspire you to give a try to this super fun tool, and create a bunch of banners to decorate your home! Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hello, Ladies! I love getting together with friends and family each year when the seasons are changing and enjoy decorating my home for the occasion. Greet your guests this autumn with a fancy banner decoration hanging on your front door. 

To create this banner, I grabbed patterned papers and cut out a banner shape. Then I mixed and matched the Cheerful and the Picnic alphabet stickers to add the ‘Happy fall y’ all’ sentiment. I machine-stitched the stickers to the background because I wanted to be sure that they didn’t fall down from the banner.  Next, I chose a grey fabric, cut out two hangers and a banner shape and stitched them to the back of my paper banner. I also added a pom-pom ribbon to the bottom.

For embellishing, I adhered a girl from the sticker sheet. She looks like a picnicker who collects colorful autumn-leaves into her basket. I also cut colorful leaves from patterned paper using my die cut machine. I added gold stitching and arranged them under the girl’s feet.

I just love the pretty thread bows in this collection. They have perfect colors for a fall themed project. I used a paper straw and bakers twine for holding my banner, and I tied three bows to the left side of the twine. The final step was to create a little cluster to the top right of the banner using stickers and die cut leaf.

Here is another version for this banner stíled decoration:

I love the way it turned out! I hope I could inspire you to create decoration using your scrapbooking supplies! Thank you for stopping by! 

Happy weekend Friends! I shared some Easter decoration ideas on the American Crafts blog this week. Decorating a small spot at my house is always fun!

All I needed for this decoration was the new Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. This collection has lovely, fresh colors and cute icons, just perfect for a spring themed decoration.

To be honest, I didn’t have a concrete plan when I started the decoration. I just wanted to create some pretty things that came to me. Treat boxes, pinwheels, flower banners, painted eggs, rosettes, clouds… everything that makes us happy at Easter.

I started the decoration with creating huge rosettes using patterned paper. I bent the papers in inches, adhere them using a hot glue gun, and punched big circles to decorate their center. When finished, I started to create a pretty flower banner. I used my trusty scissors to fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Funkadelic paper and machine stitched them align. I also created a ‘Hoppy Easter’ banner using alphabet stickers.

I can’t resist creating some pinwheels using colorful patterned paper. The glittered acrylic shapes are so pretty at the center of the pinwheels.

Have you spotted the lovely unicorn eggs? To create them, I painted some plastic eggs using Vicki Boutin acrylic paint and added glittered horn, flowers and rub-on transfer eyes from the Unicorn Easter Egg Kit. They are just adorable! I used tear-away stripes to create paper rings for bases.

The treat boxes are my children’s favorite, of course. I cut the boxes using my Silhouette Cameo and decorated them with ephemera pieces. I jazzed up the Easter basket with a pretty tear-away strip and a cute bow.

Here are some close-ups just because they are so pretty to look at J

I absolutely love how colorful is this Easter decoration and hope you’ll give this project a try!  Happy Easter crafting friends! Bea

Hello Girls! If you are like me, you find creating a home decoration for Easter as enjoyable as painting eggs. I can’t imagine Easter without some colorful and bright handmade décor and the new Maggie Holmes Flourish collection is perfect for dress up your home!

My idea was to create some pretty flower cones to decorate our living room and started the process with gathering all the supplies I needed for my project.

To create the base of the cones, I adhered a 12x12” patterned paper around a paper horn using strong double-sided adhesive. I put plastic foil and floral foam in the paper horn and stuck flowers into the foam.

It was so easy to create accessories to decorate the cones, I just needed to incorporate some of the beautiful Flourish embellishments. 

I used embellishments like an oval wood frame, decorative trim and cute stickers to add some sweet little details to my decorative piece.

To add a touch of gold to the wood frame I used gold glitter glue on the pattern. I also created a paper rosette using patterned paper from the 6x8 paper pad, and placed behind the ‘All things grow with love’ cardstock sticker. The addition of pieces like these really add a lot of pop to my décor piece and give it a more dimensional and festive feel!

This flower cone was so super-fast and easy to make! I hope you enjoyed this Easter décor idea and that I have inspired you to make something like this using the Flourish collection to decorate your home this year!

Hello and happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you have a great day! Let me make it even better with a shadow box inspiration! Maybe you wonder which collection I used for this project… Well, these pretty orange and gold patterned papers and embellishments are from the new Star Glazer collection from Dear Lizzy. It's pretty easy to match the embellishment pieces and color shades to fall-themed layouts or other fall-themed scrapbooking projects.

The base of the shadow box is 100% handmade. I altered a former wood frame by adding some wood dividers and painted them with acrylic paint. The inner wood grid is removable, this way I can use the frame in the original function

I started the decoration with the title. The big paintable cardstock words are so versatile, I love the fact that I can do with them whatever I want! This time I used watercolor for paint the ’memories’ word into orange and yellow shades. For adding a little gold shine I embossed the letters with sparkling gold embossing powder just here and there randomly.

The large circle title guide helped me to arrange the gold sticker letters into a round shape. I sticked the letters to a piece of acetate sheet and fussy cut around. I adhered the title to the box by the two ends of the sheet.

I trimmed 2 pieces from the Pretty Petals paper and two pieces of the DIY shop 4 collection/gold foiled acetate sheet and placed them to the squares. I arranged my photos to the squares too but wanted to add more photos to my shadow box, so I turned to the ’oldie but goodie’ waterfall technique for creating an interactive photo display. You just have to pull the hindmost paper, and the pages just turn one after another. There are many tutorials about this technique on the net!

On the bottom left, I placed XO letters using the big gold alpha stickers. The huge O letter is perfect for framing a tiny picture or an ephemera piece. To the front of the letters, I adhered two orange ephemera pieces. which I turned to tiny pumpkins with adding green leaves to the top.

On the bottom right, I use thin gold washi tape to create a striped background and placed some colorful leaves into the big paper clip with star wood icon.

It was so much fun to create this shadow box, it’s perfect for documenting special memories like Halloween. Thank you for stopping by today! 

Hi Ladies! Are you ready for 2018? New Year's Eve is just around the corner, and I'm thinking about our regular New Year's Eve party.

We used to celebrate at home, and invite our close friends for joining us to ring in the New Year together.  

This year I was lucky enough to get the lovely American Crafts party set, and I was immediately drawn to the fun paper rosettes and photo props. My idea was to make a welcome table and Selfie station for our guests. We will take some fun photos with our friends, and of course, the photos will be documented in a layout to remember the last night of 2017! Here are my tips to create a New Year's Eve Selfie station:

I love the soft and elegant colors of this line and started the decoration with adhering the paper rosettes to the wall. I used a removable blue tack, its strong enough to hold the rosettes in place. The rosette cluster looks really pretty, and will be a bright and colorful background for a selfie!

I put the table against the wall, and placed the party supplies on it. I adhered the photo props to the wood sticks and placed them into a standing IKEA frame. I cut out the middle of a party paper plate with the title ' it's Party time' and slipped into the frame. I think this photo props holder turned out so pretty!

I love the fact that these pretty party horns are perfectly matching to the decoration, I just had to add party-colored tissue paper ruffles.  So festive and fun!

One more tip: Don't throw away the party supplies! You can use them again at Birthday parties, and I will use some of the smaller pieces for embellishing my layout or mini album about the party. 🙂

I love giving handmade presents to my family and our friends. I create a frame with my cameo and make wall decoration with them.

I was over the moon when Pinkfresh Studio decided to turn my cut file into a metal die! I bring it to you soon!!

Happy weekend! xoxo Bea